Practical Driving Test

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What’s involved?

The Practical driving test takes about 40 minutes to complete and during this time you will be assessed by a DVSA examiner.

They will be assessing your driving ability to ensure that you are safe and competent to be able to drive on your own. Your eyesight will be assessed to ensure that you fulfil the DVLA minimum requirement to read a vehicle registration plate from a distance of 20.5 metres (67ft).

You will be asked 2 questions from the Show me/ Tell me vehicle safety check question bank. Your test will involve driving in various road and traffic situations. You will also be asked to demonstrate your ability to complete 1 of the 4 manoeuvres you have been taught.

You will possibly be asked to demonstrate an emergency stop. There will be a 10 minute phase of independent driving on your test where you will either be asked to follow directional road signs or to follow a short list of directions (displayed on a diagram).

The local driving test centres that AMF driving instructors cover are:

  • Macclesfield
  • Crewe
  • Buxton
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme

When your DVSA Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) informs you that you are driving at the correct standard to be successful on test then the following methods will enable you to book your Practical Driving Test: Telephone: 0300 200 1122


To book your practical test you will need to be in possession of the following information:

  • Provisional driving licence number
  • Theory test certificate number
  • ADI registration number
  • £62 (as of June 2014) (Payment to be made either by debit or credit card)
  • Valid email address

What We Will Cover

There are many elements to learning to drive a car. Below are the parts we will help you gain knowledge on:

Frequently Asked Questions

As of 5th Feb 2024 we charge £40 per hour, and we also offer our discount for block bookings!

Yes! If you would prefer to prepay for a block of 10 hours then we can offer a discount making the total £390.

We can’t guarantee you’ll pass, as it is up to you on the day of your test. What we can do is ensure you are fully prepared for all aspects of your test giving you the best chance of success!
We’re quite flexible when we can provide our lessons, so please just get in touch and we will see if we can assist
Firstly, don’t worry! Not everybody passes their test the first time. If you do fail, we will do a few more lessons and go over the points you failed on to ensure you are ready for the next one!
Lessons normally can be 1 hour, 1.5 hour or 2 hour durations but if required the duration can be adapted to your personal needs.
No problem, just give us as much notice as possible. If we can, we will re-arrange your lesson for the same week so you don’t lose any progress.
We are fully insured and our vehicles have a high safety rating. We also have dual control vehicles, so we can intervene in the case of a dangerous situation.

Of course! We can also offer gift vouchers if you would like to give a present to someone special!

If you live in or around the Congleton Area.  We provide Driving lessons in Congleton Call us today we are based in Congleton and service most of the surrounding areas, including Holmes Chapel, Sandbach, Biddulph, Macclesfield.


Here’s what our happy drivers had to say about our services:

James has taught my 3 children, Thomas, Megan and Aimee, to drive over the last few years, and his instruction and patience have been brilliant, so much so that they all passed their driving tests first time. I would highly recommend James.
Sheryl Smith

I was always a very nervous driver, hence not passing my test until I was 34.  Something happened which made my driving imperative.  James went above and beyond.  He was patient but hard when he needed to be.  I now love driving and I never thought those words would come out of my mouth!!  Would definitely recommend James.

Michelle Thomas, *Image changed

James was a brilliant teacher! I passed first time!!… and I have had no crashes…to date! I found his style very thorough and patient. He made sure I understood but also gave the skills to drive and not to just pass my test. I guess that  my brother and my friends have all learnt to drive with Him says a lot!  – I  always recommend James to anyone who wants to learn how to drive.

Jonathan Goodwin

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